If you were a top quarterback in the 2016 recruiting class, odds are you aren't still playing at the school to which you first committed. In a sport where constant turnover is a huge part of the game, five of the top ten high school quarterback prospects from that class are either actively seeking a transfer or have already done so.
Shea Patterson made waves when he decided to leave Ole Miss, a school currently under sanction from the NCAA, for Ann Arbor to play under Jim Harbaugh. It's not yet known whether or not he'll be ruled eligible to play immediately.
The latest news came from Jacob Eason, Georgia's quarterback who was upstaged by standout freshman Jake Fromm. Exactly where he'll transfer to is up in the air, but he will be leaving for a chance at a starting role in the near future.
Thank you UGA for an incredible two years. The memories and relationships I have made will truly last a lifetime. I will miss suiting up in red and black, but Athens will always be a place I can call home. -Skinnyqb pic.twitter.com/2vyMVa0UE0— Jacob Eason (@skinnyqb10) January 12, 2018
These are the Nos. 1 and 2 quarterbacks from that class, and they join Malik Henry, Brandon McIlwain, and Jack Allison among top-ranked passers to change schools.
And with Tua Tagovailoa's dominant showing in the national championship game against Georgia, Jalen Hurts, the No. 13 QB in the 2016 class, may also be on the move.